Friday, December 16, 2011

WSJ: "Mine Plan Prompts Backlash" Because it Precludes Lawsuits for Polluting

12/15/2011 page A15 print version

Majia's Summary: Last week in Wisconsin state Republicans introduced a bill that would "streamline the mine-permitting process"

[Excerpt] "The bill would loosen restrictions on the mine's ability to dump waste and draw down groundwater levels. It also would ELIMINATE residents' rights to challenge a mine's permit in a contested hearing OR SUE OVER ILLEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE"

Majia here: Watch out everyone as this type of legislation that would prohibit citizens from suing polluters is probably going to be introduced in many state legislatures.


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